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JavaScript Build a Simple Dynamic Site with Node.js Handling Routes in Node.js Populating User Information

Values showing as undefined and I can't figure out why

My home router works completely fine, but for some reason, my user router is displaying this error

response.write(values.username + "has " + values.badges + " badges \n");

I've looked over my code and tried many different things out but nothing seems to be working. Please help

function user(request, response) {
  // if the url == "/..."
  var username = request.url.replace("/", "");
  if (username.length > 0) {
    response.setHeader('Content-Type', 'text/plain');
    response.statusCode = 200;

    // get json from Treehouse
    var studentProfile = new Profile(username);

    studentProfile.on("end", function(profileJSON) {
      // Store the values which we need
      var values = {
        avatarUrl: profileJSON.gravatar_url,
        username: profileJSON.profile_name,
        badges: profileJSON.badges.length,
        javascriptPoints: profileJSON.points.JavaScript

    response.write(values.username + "has " + values.badges + " values.badges \n");

    // on "error"
    studentProfile.on("error", function(error) {

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
218,692 Points

The code that creates "values" is inside the handler for the "end" event, but the code trying to reference it is outside of that function (and thus the variable is out of scope).

If you look at the video, you'll see that the code that references the variable is inside the same function as where it is created.

Oh... wow. Thanks as always Steven. I really struggle to notice some things!